Review: Sensation by Kevin Hardman

Posted September 17, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Sensation by Kevin Hardman


by Kevin Hardman
Series: Kid Sensation #1
Pages: 206
Published on May 3rd 2013
by I&H Recherche Publishing
Genres: Fantasy, Superheroes, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Author
Amazon | Goodreads

Also by this author: Sensation

Like millions of other kids, Jim grew up wanting to be a superhero. Unlike most of his contemporaries, however, Jim actually had the goods: a plethora of super powers that would have been the envy of any meta on the planet. But when his tryout with the Alpha League - the world's premiere group of supers - goes disastrously wrong, Jim basically becomes an outcast. 

Two years later, Jim is still bitter about what happened to him. However, he soon finds himself the centerpiece in an odd turn of events that gives him a second chance at his dream. But nothing is as easy as it sounds, as Jim soon discovers. Among other things, he’s made an enemy of a prospective super teammate, he’s being stalked by an unknown pursuer, and a shadowy cabal bent on world domination has identified him as the only obstacle to their plans. 

It’s a lot for one super to handle, even with a smorgasbord of abilities. But if saving the world were easy, everyone would do it…

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3 Stars

My first thought after finishing this book was: ‘Wow, this is a comic in book form.’ And that’s not a bad thing. Absolutely not. I love comics with superheroes and all that stuff. And I read this pretty quick. Got through it in less than 3 hours.

This book is about Jim, a teenage boy with super powers. He moonlights as a Super Bounty Hunter under the name Mohawk and he’s also known as Kid Sensation. He got into the trials of the Academy, a place where all teen with powers go to see if they can become a superhero. And because of some super ass he didn’t get a chance to enter even though he was qualified.

I enjoyed this book because I love all things superhero (Marvel, DC Comics, … that sort of stuff. And elements. Let’ s not forget those). Yeah, I’m a geek. But it was not really that special for me. It had a few flaws, which brought the book down a lot. It was a bit confusing with the flashbacks too. The writing was okay but there were some typos. I didn’t have to think that much while reading and sometimes that’s not a bad thing. But when there was a flashback, that changed and I was confused because I didn’t immediately got the fact that it’s a flashback. I do like the cover, it gives the book the whole comic book vibe I got when I finished it.

I liked the characters, but there were cliches. I don’t mind a few, but in this book, there were quite a lot of them. Overall this is a good book to read when I’m lazy and just want to put my mind off things and have a good time. It’s that sort of book. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

autograph bieke


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